Costs Law

22 October 2021

Claimants given costs boost in inheritance disputes – Hirachand v Hirachand

The Court of Appeal has recently handed down its judgment in the case of Hirachand v Hirachand, concerning an appeal against an order made in May 2020 in proceedings brought by Sheila Hirachand for provision from the estate of Navinchandra Hirachand, her late father, under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the 1975 Act”).

Kate Salter

18 June 2020

Discounted CFAs – how do they work and are they too good to be true?

When both client and solicitor have equal skin in the game it can create a harmony that other funding methods cannot reproduce.

17 June 2020

Could litigation funding be available for my claim?

We understand that litigation can be expensive and clients are sometimes anxious by how much it may cost to resolve their dispute.  This is why we offer our clients a number of different funding options to suit their needs.

16 June 2020

Are DBAs viable for funding commercial litigation?

A Damages-based Agreement (DBA), as stated in the Explanatory Memorandum to the Damages- Based Agreements Regulations 2013, is a “private funding agreement between a representative and a client whereby the representative’s agreed fee (‘the payment’) is contingent upon the success of the case, and is determined as a percentage of the compensation received by the client.”

15 June 2020

Funding defamation and privacy proceedings – are there still options?

We are now a year on from the abolishment of the recovery of success fees in Defamation and Privacy proceedings, which brought these distinct areas of law into line with the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in MGN v UK.

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